Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials, commonly referred to as HAZMAT, are items designated by the federal government to contain dangerous parts. Everything from paints, batteries, to even some cosmetics and perfumes are classified as dangerous goods. These items require special permits, training, and equipment to ship.

How Jay Group Handles Hazardous Materials:

Strategic Location for Ground Shipping

Hazardous materials typically need to be shipped via ground only. Shipping via any other method tends to incur exorbitant fees. Jay Group’s East Coast facilities are strategically placed in Lancaster, PA and can reach more than 77% of the US population in 3 days ground shipping.

Annual Certifications and Training

Jay Group’s team of dangerous goods experts are continually trained on the most up-to-date laws and regulations. Each member becomes re-certified bi-annually by the Dangerous Goods Council.

Technology Built to Support  HAZMAT

Jay Group’s advanced Warehouse Management System is designed to handle HAZMAT products in a compliant and cost-effective manner. Our system will automatically flag hazardous orders and separate them into their own workflow. This separate HAZMAT-only wave ensures that the proper labeling occurs.


Annual HAZMAT Certifications

Jay Group receives bi-annual certifications and participates in training conducted by the Dangerous Goods Council. Our experts have certifications in:

  • 49 CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
  • IATA – International Air Transport Association
  • IMDG – International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • Classes 2, 3, 9 including Lithium Batteries


Types of Products Marked as Hazardous

Many commonly shipped products contain hazardous materials such as:

  • Cosmetics (nail polish, hair care products, and perfumes)
  • Building supplies (adhesives and paints, varnish, shellac, polish, and lacquer)
  • Electronics (appliances and any device that contains fuel or batteries)
  • Household cleaning supplies (glass cleaner and toilet cleaner)
  • Nutraceuticals (supplements or dietary products)
  • Medical and healthcare products (iodine, medicinal tinctures, rubbing alcohol, first aid kits, or thermometers and other items containing mercury)
  • Alternative wellness products containing certain essential oils
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